Nurse: Rachael, would you like to do the suction on this baby?
Me: Yessss!... sanitize hands, put on gloves, assess the baby, and start suctioning through her ET tube.
Nothing is suctioning!
Nurse: um. Did you hook up the suction?
Me: Look, cringe... "no :("
ooops.... hurriedly correct the stupid mistake and start suction again
Just love being a nursing student! Not as bad as the time I was performing the "whoosh" test without hooking up the syringe to the NG tube. CRINGE.
On the up side, I am learning a lot and feel like I make a lot less mistakes. I love working in the NICU and have such a blast with my nurse - she rocks! I hope I can be a great nurse like her one day :)
|watch out real world, I will be a nurse early next year!|